Top Featured Books of 2019
Wow, for a first year of blogging, 2019 has been awesome! I have learned so much, read a lot of books, and figured out some important things about myself. Thank you so much for reading and being part of the community here! You are a huge encouragement to me.
Here's to big goals for 2020! I'm excited about some new ideas that I'll be sharing soon. What are some of your goals for the new year?
To celebrate the close of 2019, I'm sharing a list of my favorites out of the books I've been privileged to review this year. All of these books were released in 2019, and each one stood out to me for different reasons, summarized below. Also, I've linked the full blog post for each one, where you can read the back covers, find quotes, and see my full review! There's something here for everyone, so keep scrolling to see the top books I've featured on Cosmos and a Cuppa in 2019! (Plus two bonus sneak peeks at books that I can't wait to share in January!)
Nonfiction. A new gem by one of my favorite authors. Deep, precious truths shared in Elisabeth's beloved conversational style. :) I'll read it again in 2020. And 2021...
Inspirational novel. A whimsical, globe-trotting tale based on the saying,"do small things with great love." Creative and unique to the 10th power.
Inspirational fiction. A novel for book lovers, steeped in classic literature. Layered with hidden hope and explores the power of words and the complexity of life. Listen to an excellent and thought-provoking interview with the author here, on Simply Stories podcast.
Historical fiction. Tender and intimate story of a family. Set in 1967. Focuses on the hope that comes from trusting God's sovereignty and goodness. "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well."
Romantic comedy. Surprising use of humor as a tool to gently explore an often taboo subject in the conservative Christian world. Adorable and well-crafted romcom. Celebrates true love between imperfect people.
Practical nonfiction. A breath of fresh air. Chock-full of recipes, genius ideas, and inspiration for living with open hearts and open homes for the sake of the gospel.
Biography/memoir. An in-depth, brand new peek at the love story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot from their daughter's perspective. Priceless insights and photos and letters.
This book will be featured on the blog in January 2020, but I am almost finished reading it and it deserves a place on this list. (Honestly, it made my top 3 books of the year, period, blog-related or not.) Keep an eye out for my review sharing why it was so amazing, especially if you have creative leanings in any way.
And finally, I featured this darling story on my @cosmosandacuppa Instagram page, but I haven't shared a full review on the blog yet. Until then, read a snippet about it here!
Have you read any of these this year? What were some of your top reads in 2019?